Liloan, Southern Leyte

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Liloan
Municipality of Liloan
Wawa Bridge
Wawa Bridge
Map of Southern Leyte with Liloan highlighted
Map of Southern Leyte with Liloan highlighted
Liloan is located in Philippines
Liloan
Liloan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°09′N 125°08′E / 10.15°N 125.13°E / 10.15; 125.13Coordinates: 10°09′N 125°08′E / 10.15°N 125.13°E / 10.15; 125.13
Country Philippines
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
ProvinceSouthern Leyte
DistrictLone District
Barangays24 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorShirlita Y. Chong
 • Electorate14,729 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total50.30 km2 (19.42 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total23,981
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6612
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)53
Climate typeTropical rainforest climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)72,739,365.96 (2016)
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog

Liloan, officially the Municipality of Liloan, is a 4th class municipality in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,981 people.[3]

Liloan's town center is located at the northern part of Panaon Island which is connected to the mainland of Leyte by a bridge (Wawa Bridge).

"Liloan" is derived from the local term lilo, meaning "whirlpool". Whirlpools can be seen at Panaon Strait, the navigable narrow waterway between the mainland of Leyte and Panaon island.

Barangays[edit]

Liloan is politically subdivided into 24 barangays.

  • Amaga
  • Anilao
  • Bahay
  • Cagbungalon
  • Cali-an
  • Fatima
  • Caligangan
  • Catig/Caritas Village
  • Candayuman
  • Estela
  • Gud-an
  • Guintoylan
  • Himayangan
  • Ilag
  • Magaupas
  • Malangsa
  • Pres. Quezon (Maugoc)
  • Molopolo
  • Pandan
  • Poblacion
  • President Roxas (Nailong)
  • San Isidro
  • San Roque
  • Tabugon

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Liloan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 4,319—    
1918 11,496+6.74%
1939 17,386+1.99%
1948 19,233+1.13%
1960 12,772−3.35%
1970 13,882+0.84%
1975 15,639+2.42%
1980 16,923+1.59%
1990 18,383+0.83%
1995 17,160−1.28%
2000 19,838+3.16%
2007 22,203+1.57%
2010 22,817+1.00%
2015 23,981+0.95%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority [3][4][5][6]
  • The upsurge of the population of Brgy. Fatima is due to the relocation of almost all residents of Malangza and Catig because of the frequent threats of landslides.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Liloan, Southern Leyte
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
30
(85)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
24
(75)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 98
(3.9)
82
(3.2)
96
(3.8)
71
(2.8)
104
(4.1)
129
(5.1)
101
(4.0)
94
(3.7)
99
(3.9)
135
(5.3)
174
(6.9)
143
(5.6)
1,326
(52.3)
Average rainy days 18.0 14.1 17.1 16.8 23.7 25.7 25.8 23.3 24.4 25.9 24.0 20.6 259.4
Source: Meteoblue [7]

Places of interest[edit]

  1. Bitoon Beach, 500 meters from the Wawa Bridge
  2. Molopolo Beach @ Brgy Molopolo
  3. Tagbak Marine Park (250 meters from Wawa Bridge)
  4. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cross (pilgrim site)
  5. Duwangan Beach
  6. Liloan Lighthouse
  7. Liloan Ferry Terminal
  8. Pres. Quezon (maugoc) Pook Adventure Park (adventure site)
  9. Ollie's Wall (Dive Site) @ Gud-an
  10. Washing Machine Dive @ Wawa channel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Southern Leyte". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Southern Leyte". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Liloan, Southern Leyte : Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 12 January 2019.

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